city of greenville

Greenville Explores Idea of Creating City School System

The City of Greenville is considering following what some other cities have done when it comes to education: setting up its own city school system and breaking away from the county schools. There are four schools in the city in the butler county school system. They are W.O. Palmer Elementary, Greenville Elementary, Greenville Middle and Greenville High. “We’re not against…

Butler County Celebrates 200th Birthday

Butler County is celebrating its 200th birthday this year- along with the state of Alabama’s 200th Bicentennial. A special celebration was held Saturday in downtown Greenville. ‘Its a once in a lifetime event, you know, it’s just fantastic. It brings so many people together from communities- whether it’s fire departments, churches, schools- all these people are participating,” chairperson of Butler County’s…

Greenville Police Department is on the Move

The boys in blue are gearing up for a major improvement that will help them better serve Camellia City residents

The Greenville Police headquarters is on the move. The department has announced it will relocate to the corner of Caldwell and Adams Streets in downtown Greenville. “A lot of good things about this new building,” said Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn about the impending move. The building once housed Butler County’s Department of Human Resources which moved to a new…

Greenville Police Crack Down on Car Break-ins

Authorities urge public to stay vigilant in protecting property

Greenville Police are cracking down on a new wave of criminal activity. “It’s become very popular with criminals now to go out and get in groups or even individuals and go in just random areas and start checking car doors either late at night or sometimes even during the day,” said Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn. Chief Lovvorn says the…

City of Greenville ushers in new era of healthcare

Hospital purchase comes with major healthcare partnership

As of Wednesday, the city of Greenville has officially taken ownership of L. V. Stabler Memorial Hospital. “We’re excited about a new day and a new hospital,” said Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon. It is multi-million dollar deal that leaders say will ensure growth and stability. “The city council felt like it was important for us to reach out and do what…

Growing Greenville: How to Move Big Businesses into a Small Town

Moving large businesses into smaller towns isn’t easy. Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon says economic development can be hard, but it’s one of his favorite parts of the job. He says marketing smaller cities like Greenville is difficult, but he’s lucky that Greenville has a few major selling points. The biggest two McLendon uses is the city’s location on the Interstate and the…